Jimmy Ambriz

Jimmy Ambriz (born March 20, 1977) is an American professional mixed martial artist who last competed in 2017. A professional competitor since 2001, Ambriz is a veteran of the WEC, Tachi Palace Fights, K-1 HERO'S, Pancrase, the MFC, DREAM, the Super Fight League, and King of the Cage. He is the former KOTC Super Heavyweight Champion.

Jimmy Ambriz
Born (1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 43)
Santa Ana, California, United States
Other namesThe Titan
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight301 lb (137 kg; 21 st 7 lb)
DivisionSuper Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Fighting out ofSanta Ana, California, United States
TeamTeam Titan
Years active2001-2017
Mixed martial arts record
Total39
Wins17
By knockout11
By submission5
By decision1
Losses21
By knockout12
By submission9
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Ambriz made his professional debut in 2001 for the Arizona-based Rage in the Cage promotion. After amassing a record of 5–0, he faced former NJCAA wrestling standout and then-King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion Dan Bobish at KOTC: Double Cross. Ambriz won via first-round TKO, becoming the KOTC Super Heavyweight Champion]]. He then defended his title twice against Vince Lucero and Jonathan Ivey, respectively; both first-round finishes.

Ambriz was expected to face former WWE and TNA wrestling star Bobby Lashley on January 30, 2010 at Strikeforce: Miami,[1] but for reasons unknown, Ambriz was dropped as an opponent for Lashley.[2]

Ambriz stepped in for injured Jesse Wallace to fight Mike Guidry at Tachi Palace Fights 7 on December 2 in the heavyweight division.[3]

He then faced Bulgarian Lyubomir Simeonov at the MAXFIGHT-21 event, on May 27, 2011.[4] After numerous punches Ambriz was forced to tap in the first round.

Ambriz then fought at the first Super Fight League event, SFL 1, and he fought against Indian fighter Satish Jha. He won the fight via TKO 14 seconds into the first round. He was expected to return to the SFL at SFL 4 against Japan's Satoshi Ishii.[5] but due to the change in the organisation's structure the fight was scrapped. However at SFL 10, Ambriz stepped in for an injured Singh Jaideep to fight Mohamed Abdel Karim. Ambriz won via arm-triangle choke.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
39 matches 17 wins 21 losses
By knockout 11 15
By submission 5 6
By decision 1 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–21-1 Lolohea Mahe TKO (submission to punches) X-1 46: Armed and Dangerous April 29, 2017 1 0:37 Honolulu, Hawaii
Loss 17–19–1 Maxim Novoselov TKO (doctor stoppage) Titov Boxing Promotion: Shtyrkov vs. Rodriguez September 9, 2016 1 3:30 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 17–19–1 Evgeniy Erokhin KO (punch) MFP: Eastern Rubicon December 12, 2015 1 1:05 Khabarovsk, Russia Return to Super Heavyweight.
Win 17–18–1 Mohamed Abdel Karim Submission (arm-triangle choke) SFL 10 November 23, 2012 1 2:38 Mumbai, India
Win 16–18–1 Satish Jha TKO (punches) SFL 1 March 11, 2012 1 0:14 Mumbai, India
Loss 15–18–1 Pawel Nastula Submission (hand injury) STC: Bydgoszcz vs. Torun October 1, 2011 1 1:50 Bydgoszcz, Poland For STC Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 15–17–1 Tommy Sauer TKO (punches) AOF 13: Amaya vs. Lawrence September 10, 2011 1 4:03 Estero, Florida, United States
Loss 15–16–1 Lyubomir Simeonov TKO (submission to punches) BMMAF: Warriors 21 May 27, 2011 1 0:33 Sofia, Bulgaria
Loss 15–15–1 Michael Buchkovich TKO (punches) AOF 12: Static April 2, 2011 2 1:17 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 15–14–1 Mike Guidry TKO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 7 December 2, 2010 2 2:42 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 14–14–1 Alexandru Lungu TKO (doctor stoppage) K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest May 21, 2010 2 N/A Bucharest, Romania Super Heavyweight bout.
Loss 14–13–1 Ikuhisa Minowa Submission (toe hold) DREAM 13 March 22, 2010 2 2:42 Yokohama, Japan Openweight bout.
Win 14–12–1 Chris Clark TKO (punches) Midwest Fighting Championships August 22, 2009 1 1:04 Centerville, Iowa, United States
Loss 13–12–1 Jeff Monson Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Combat 33 July 11, 2009 1 1:09 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 13–11–1 Jeff Monson Submission (north/south choke) Beatdown: 4 Bears Casino October 11, 2008 1 1:50 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Loss 13–10–1 Sergei Kharitonov TKO (submission to punches) DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round September 23, 2008 1 2:15 Saitama, Japan
Win 13–9–1 Eric Prindle Submission (north/south choke) Rage in the Cage 110 May 31, 2008 1 1:31 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 12–9–1 Nick Penner Decision (unanimous) Fighters Nation: Urban Conflict April 26, 2008 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Loss 11–9–1 Anthony Ruiz Submission (verbal) PURECOMBAT: From the Ashes December 1, 2007 1 N/A Visalia, California, United States
Win 11–8–1 Ruben Villareal TKO (punches) WCO: Kerr vs. Gavin November 7, 2007 1 1:19 Hollywood, California, United States
Loss 10–8–1 Chris Tuchscherer Submission (rear naked choke) Extreme Challenge 85 October 6, 2007 1 4:43 Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Loss 10–7–1 Scott Junk TKO (corner stoppage) MFC 12: High Stakes June 22, 2007 1 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 10–6–1 Brian Peoples KO (elbows) Dragon's Cage: Danville May 12, 2007 1 0:17 Danville, Illinois, United States
Loss 9–6–1 Antoine Hayes TKO (injury) FCFS 9: Battlefield March 24, 2007 1 4:46 Merrillville, Indiana, United States
Win 9–5–1 Rich Hale KO (punches) Rage in the Cage 91 February 24, 2007 1 0:53 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 8–5–1 Justin Eilers TKO (doctor stoppage) WEC 21 June 15, 2006 1 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 8–4–1 Jérôme Le Banner KO (punch) HERO'S 4 March 15, 2006 1 2:04 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–3–1 Ricco Rodriguez TKO (submission to punches) WEC 17 October 14, 2005 1 4:13 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 8–2–1 Dan Christison Submission (verbal) IFC: Warriors Challenge 19 March 26, 2005 2 0:55 Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States
Draw 8–1–1 Ron Waterman Draw Pancrase: Hybrid 10 November 30, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–1 Josh Barnett TKO (knee and punches) NJPW Ultimate Crush May 2, 2003 1 3:05 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–0 Johnathan Ivey Submission (forearm choke) KOTC 21: Invasion February 21, 2003 1 3:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Defended the KOTC Super Heavyweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Vince Lucero Submission (arm/triangle choke) KOTC 19: Street Fighter December 7, 2002 1 4:33 San Jacinto, California, United States Defended the KOTC Super Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Dan Bobish TKO (submission to punches) KOTC 16: Double Cross August 2, 2002 1 0:46 San Jacinto, California, United States Won the KOTC Super Heavyweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Jerry Vrbanovic Submission (triangle choke) HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation March 30, 2002 1 3:30 Anza, California, United States
Win 4–0 Allan Sullivan TKO (injury) Rage in the Cage 32 December 15, 2001 3 0:14 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Javier Casio TKO (corner stoppage) Gladiator Challenge 8: School Yard Brawls November 17, 2001 1 0:48 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–0 Rick Collup TKO (submission to punches) Rage in the Cage 30 September 26, 2001 2 1:09 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 1–0 Justin Lyon TKO (submission to punches) Rage in the Cage 27 April 28, 2001 1 0:34 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Report: Jimmy Ambriz targeted as "Strikeforce: Miami" opponent for Bobby Lashley". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18.
  2. ^ "Ambriz out as Lashley opponent, officials at "square one" on replacement". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-19. Archived from the original on 2010-01-22.
  3. ^ "Baczynski, Sandoval, Ambriz named injury replacements at Tachi Palace Fights 7". Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  4. ^ MAXFIGHT-21, София 27 май, Зимен Дворец на Спорта, 20.00 часа Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine, Българска федерация по ММА
  5. ^ Whitman, Mike (2012-06-27). "Monson-Duffee, Sokoudjou-Prangley Headline September, October Super Fight League Cards". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  6. ^ Sherdog.com. "Jimmy". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-20.

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